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January Term

January Term in Peru

January Term Study Abroad Information

Each year, Linfield University offers eight to 12 faculty-led off-campus courses to locations around the world and destinations within the U.S. The courses offer a deep dive into a breadth of interesting, international topics, from coral reef ecology of Tahiti to healthcare in Peru. Approximately 12 students are chosen by the faculty leaders for each course.

January Term 2022 at a glance

Off-campus courses

student in Argentina

Contemporary Argentina: History and Culture

Examine the historical, socio-cultural and political scene of Argentina from 19th century to present day. Experience summer in the Southern Hemisphere, learn Rioplatense Spanish variation, visit historical sites, museums and universities while living with host families and meeting with experts.

The mobile classroom, Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

The Philosophy and Politics of Happiness in Bhutan & India

The philosophy of happiness is our focus for this interdisciplinary examination of lived culture and policy in the largely Buddhist and developing rural country of Bhutan, as compared to the more developed, urban, and pluralistic state of Kerala, India.

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Healthcare in New Zealand

Explore the healthcare system in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The course emphasizes the delivery of care in various settings and among different groups of people. The effects of history, economics, policies, culture, and religion on healthcare will be explored.


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